18/03/2015 1:32 PM IST | Updated 15/07/2016 8:25 AM IST

HD Kumaraswamy: CM Siddaramiah Trying To Influence Post-Mortem Reports Of DK Ravi

India's ruling Congress party leader and new Chief Minister of Karnataka state K. Siddaramaiah, left, greets his supporters after administering the oath of office in the presence of Governor H.R. Bhardwaj, right, at the Kanteerva Stadium in Bangalore, India, Monday, May 13, 2013. Siddaramaiah, 64, administered the oath of office Monday in front of thousands of supporters marking the return of the administration back to the hands of Congress, in the state, after more than 7 years, according to local reports. (AP Photo/Kashif Masood)

BENGALURU — Janata Dal (Secular) leader HD Kumaraswamy on Wednesday accused Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramiah of trying to influence the post mortem reports of IAS officer DK Ravi.

"The way in which our Chief Minister visited the place where post mortem was conducted, people are feeling that he went there to influence post-mortem officers. We will continue our protest until the government orders a CBI inquiry into IAS officer DK Ravi's death case," Kumaraswamy told ANI.

Bharatiya Janata Party MLAs held a night long protest inside the Karnataka Assembly yesterday, demanding a CBI inquiry into Ravi's death.

Ravi, who took on the sand mafia in Karnataka's Kolar District, was an Additional Commissioner on deputation with the Commercial Tax department.

Union Law Minister Sadananda Gowda had on Tuesday said that everybody suspected the 36-year-old's death was a cold blooded murder and urged the Karnataka government to look into the matter.

Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramiah, however, said the city police was capable of investigating the mysterious death of Ravi and added that it remained to be seen if the case will be referred to the investigating agencies.

Bengaluru Police Commissioner M.N. Reddi had earlier pointed out that forensic and medical evidence hinted that IAS officer D.K. Ravi's death was prima facie a case of suicide. He added that a thorough investigation was on and warned against jumping to any conclusion.

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